It seems Christmas arrived a few days early, as Triumph Motorcycles has launched its Gold Line range of motorcycles after showcasing them globally earlier this year. Originally slated for launch next year, the Triumph Gold Line range of motorcycles has now been launched at the fag end of 2021, with the Street Scrambler proceeding the innings from Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom), followed by the T100, T120, T120 Black, Speedmaster, and the Bobber. Changes to the Triumph Gold Line range are purely cosmetic, and it remains mechanically identical to its standard variants.
Triumph also launched the special editions of the Rocket and Street Twin — the Rocket 3 R 221, 3 GT 221, and the Street Twin EC1. Prices for the special edition range begin from Rs 8.85 lakh for the Street Twin EC1, while the Rocket 3 R 221 can be had from Rs 20.80 lakh, and the Rocket 3 GT 221 from Rs 21.40 lakh. (all prices ex-showroom)
Triumph Gold Line range — Street Scrambler
Kicking off things for the Triumph Gold Line range is the Street Scrambler. The Gold Line edition of the Scrambler receives a unique Pacific Blue paint scheme, and also makes use of Graphite in the middle and the knee recesses of the fuel tank, outlined by golden striping keeping in mind the edition’s namesake. The Triumph and Street Scrambler logos also receive gold finish, and there is minimal use of chrome, instead using black treatment on the exposed mechanicals. Mechanically, it remains the same as the standard variant.
Triumph Gold Line range — Bonneville T100
Next up is the Bonneville T100 Gold Line, which Triumph claims is ‘the perfect entry point’ to its Modern Classics lineup. It receives a dual-tone paint scheme with its fuel tank and side panels finished in a combination of Silver Ice and Competition Green (the green shade might remind you of a certain beverage bottle!) bordered by the hand-painted golden strip. The T100 lettering has also been finished in a gold shade.
Underpinned by a steel tubular twin-cradle frame, the T100 Gold Line makes use of 41mm USD forks upfront and twin shocks with pre-load adjustability at the rear. Braking setup consists of a 310mm disc with axially-mounted dual-piston calipers from Brembo at the front, and a 255mm disc with two-piston floating calipers from Nissin at the rear.
In terms of features, it packs dual-channel ABS, switchable traction control, a torque-assisted clutch, and twin analogue pods with multi-information LED screens.
Triumph Gold Line range — Bonneville T120 and T120 Black
The Gold Line editions of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black receive the same dual-tone paint treatment as the T100, but while the T120 apes the same Silver Ice and Competition Green combination, the T120 Black receives a combination of Matt Black and Matt Silver Ice with more emphasis on the former, along with black treatment on the exposed mechanical bits. The T120 Gold Line and T120 Black Gold Line are identical to the T100 in terms of its underpinnings, save for the 1200cc liquid-cooled engine producing 78.9bhp at 6550rpm and 105Nm of torque at 3500rpm. In addition to dual-channel ABS and switchable traction control, the T120 also adds cruise control and two ride modes to its arsenal.
Triumph Gold Line range — Bonneville Speedmaster
The Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line edition comes with a combination of Silver Ice and Sapphire Black. The fuel tank has largely been finished in Silver Ice with two Sapphire Black strips running in the centre bordered by a gold outline. The mudguards and side panels are finished in Black, with the latter receiving more Gold outlining and a golden Speedmaster logo. The Speedmaster is similar to the T120 in terms of the amount of power produced, given the fact that it’s also powered by a 1200cc liquid-cooled engine that puts out 76.9bhp at 6100rpm and 106Nm at 4000rpm. The bike is suspended by 47mm USD Showa forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear with linkage and pre-load adjustability. You can choose to not have a pillion by removing the pillion seat, so there’s nobody nagging you to death to slow down!
Triumph Gold Line range — Bonneville Bobber
The Bonneville Bobber is among the few Bobbers that are available in India, and this Gold Line edition receives a Carnival Red paint scheme with two Sapphire Black strips that make use of gold outlines. The tank features a gold Triumph logo and brushed foil knee recesses, while the side panels are finished in black, and also comprise of the gold Bonneville Bobber logo. Black treatment on the mechanicals help bring out the contrast of the Carnival Red paint scheme. Equipment-wise, the Bobber packs two riding modes, ABS, torque-assisted clutch, cruise control, and traction control. Under the skin, the Bobber Gold Line is identical to the standard Bobber and the Speedmaster.
Triumph Rocket 3 R 221 and 3 GT 221
There’s no shortage of special edition motorcycles in Triumph’s arsenal, having also launched the Rocket 3 R 221 and 3GT 221. With the 221 special edition, Triumph Motorcycles is referencing the fact that the Rocket is the torquiest motorcycle in the world with 221Nm available, and there’s no subtlety to it either! The Rocket 3 R 221 and 3 GT 221 feature bold 221 numbering on the tank, along with the power and torque figures, engine displacement, and bore and stroke figures. Nothing has changed underneath, which means the special edition Rocket continues to be shaft-driven, and it is powered by a 2458cc water-cooled engine which puts out a meaty 164.5bhp at 6000rpm and 221Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Underpinned by a full aluminium frame, the Rocket hangs off of Showa 47mm USD forks with compression and rebound adjustability, while the rear gets a fully-adjustable piggyback monoshock, again from Showa. The front and rear suspension receive 120mm and 107mm of travel respectively. Braking setup comes courtesy of Brembo — a 320mm twin disc setup with radially mounted Stylema M4.30 monobloc four-piston calipers at the front, and M4.32 monobloc four-piston calipers mounted on a 300mm disc.
In terms of features, the Rocket 3 R 221 and 3 GT 221 receive cruise control, four riding modes, a multi-information TFT instrument cluster equipped with smartphone connectivity, traction control and cornering ABS among others.
Triumph Street Twin EC1
The Street Twin EC1 is the most affordable special edition motorcycle in the lineup, and it pays tribute to the custom motorcycle culture of the streets of London. The EC1 badging bears prominence on the tank of the motorcycle, and is a reference to the postal code of East London. The Street Twin EC1 receives a special paint scheme that is a combination of Matte Aluminium Silver and Matte Silver Ice, followed by the blacked-out treatment on the exposed mechanical elements of the motorcycle.
Like all the special edition motorcycles launched, the Street Twin EC1 is mechanically identical to the standard variant, which means it is powered by the same 900cc liquid-cooled engine putting out 64.1bhp at 7500rpm and 80Nm at 3800rpm, paired to a six-speed gearbox and underpinned by a tubular steel twin cradle frame. The EC1 also offers two riding modes, ABS, switchable traction control, a USB charging port, and an engine immobilizer.
Can I choose from all of them?
Absolutely yes! Triumph Motorcycles has launched all nine of these special edition motorcycles in one fell swoop, and you can buy them all as they will be on sale for at least a year. Prices for the Gold Line range are as follows:
Street Scrambler Gold Line: Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom)
Bonneville T100 Gold Line: Rs 10.09 lakh (ex-showroom)
Bonneville T120 Gold Line and T120 Black Gold Line: Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom)
Bonneville Bobber and Speedmaster: Rs 12.75 lakh (ex-showroom)
Likewise, prices for the special edition range are below:
Street Twin EC1: Rs 8.85 lakh (ex-showroom)
Rocket 3 R 221: Rs 20.80 lakh (ex-showroom)
Rocket 3 GT 221: Rs 21.40 lakh (ex-showroom)
These new limited-edition motorcycles from Triumph are bound to spoil you, the customer. Which one would be your pick out of these? Reach out to us in the comments section. Also, do click here to read about the recently-unveiled 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200, which is eventually bound to reach our shores.